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#1 thomas-english

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

I am looking for an L-Bracket. These where traditionally used to put the camera on their sides so you could fly a camera over a table AR style. There are photos in Jerry Holway's book.

I actually need to point the camera straight upwards! Its only a RED Epic so I reckon I'll be ok as the camera is so short. I am shooting a film for Planetarium with a fisheye lens rigged from the inside of a convertible car.

Thanks for your help!

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#2 Jerry Holway

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:35 AM

There is actually a pix in the book shooting straight up as you describe...
regardless, both were done with the same custom L bracket. I suggest you go to a hardware store and make something up that is just the right size for the camera.
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#3 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

Hi Thomas,
I have one. It's actually an U-bracket but can be used as L as well.
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#4 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 10:52 AM

Looks like this
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

Thanks guys. Over at RED USER, Jason Diamond suggested this:

http://www.mns1974.c..._of_Cheese.html

Ben, is that your workshop?
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#6 Anthony Graham

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:08 PM

Tom

The pic from Ben is a bracket Baer Bel makes/made they may have more or be able to run one of for you.

Baer bel bracket

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#7 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:23 PM

Markus Bernhard made this bracket for me a few years back. It was for a shot in an aircraft where I had to preceed the lead actor through a very narrow alley, pan down mid way to find a walking stick the actor stumbles over, pan up again.
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#8 thomas-english

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:45 AM

Markus Bernhard made this bracket for me a few years back. It was for a shot in an aircraft where I had to preceed the lead actor through a very narrow alley, pan down mid way to find a walking stick the actor stumbles over, pan up again.


Markus seems pretty convinced you can't use this to point the camera upwards. Its only an Epic but I am talking to him right now.

Thanks for all the help
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#9 matthewleet

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:28 AM

Markus Bernhard made this bracket for me a few years back. It was for a shot in an aircraft where I had to preceed the lead actor through a very narrow alley, pan down mid way to find a walking stick the actor stumbles over, pan up again.


Markus seems pretty convinced you can't use this to point the camera upwards. Its only an Epic but I am talking to him right now.

Thanks for all the help

 


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#10 matthewleet

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 02:34 AM

You can try the L bracket like this.

http://www.amazon.co...=5 d3 l bracket

 

This kind of l bracket is specially made for cameras for heavy duty usage.

Or you can specify your camera model.


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#11 Jorge Prieto

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:10 AM

Hi Thomas.
maybe this will help


http://www.actionpro...mode_01_900.jpg
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